Lambayeque Gastronomy Workshop

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  • 3.5 HoursStarting at 9:30 AM
  • Starting PointYour hotel in Chiclayo
  • Group Size1 - 6, kids friendly
  • All year round with the exception of Easter, national holidays, Christmas and New Year's Day
  • BookingsBook at least 10 days in advance
  • Sustainability Score: 38

In Peru, talking about gastronomy means talking about one of the country’s greatest assets. This is based on several factors that converge to offer an incomparable gastronomic menu: the ecological diversity of the territory that facilitates an infinity of exquisite ingredients; the influence of cultures from four continents, added to the preserved ancestral techniques. The north of Peru has a unique cuisine in which the fruits of the dry forest, the ocean and hands inherited from an ancestral tradition have developed what many consider to be one of the best cuisines in Peru.

On this visit, you will start discovering a local market and the ingredients that give flavor to the gastronomy of Lambayeque. This tour will be accompanied by a local chef who will introduce you to the dry forest and the sea that characterizes the Lambayeque region, as well as the nearby regions of the highlands and jungle of northern Peru.

Afterwards, with these ingredients, you will attend a workshop, where the chef will show you how to prepare two typical dishes of the region. You will discover techniques for the preparation of these dishes, to later share a tasting of what has been prepared.

With this visit, get ready to discover the secrets of Northern Peruvian gastronomy.

And do not miss our blog about Sustainable Gastronomy to get to know our approach to this activity.

Why is this experience RESPONSible?

We work with renowned chefs in the region, who are also characterized by their commitment and respect for ancestral ingredients and techniques, purchasing local products of the season and respecting bans.

Read here how the Sustainability Score was elaborated


Price Includes

  • Tourist transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Participative workshop of northern gastronomy by a regional chef
  • Meal: 1 lunch per person (menu: ceviche and causa ferreñafana)
  • A courtesy drink

Price Excludes

What to Bring

Frequently Asked Questions

About the tour itself

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

If you suffer any allergy o dietary restrictions, make sure to inform us during checkout and we will take the necessary precautions. We are used to catering for different kinds of travelers; even if you eat gluten-free, vegan or have nut allergy. We do need to know in advance though, please.

Is this cooking class family friendly?


We recommends kids to be at least 10 years old so they can actually take on certain tasks. And please consider the total number of participants (including kids) at the moment of booking or enquiring this experience. Thanks

Is this a private excursion or will I share the experience with other travelers?

It can be as private as you want, and if you are booking through our platform you will get prices for a private excursion accoding to your group size. But if you prefer to share costs and experiences with like-minded people, we will be glad to try to fit you with others. For this, please let us know your whish on the booking notes or the enquiry form. Thanks

General questions

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The chefs

The Chefs of the Lambayeque region have the particularity of having grown up in an environment of two ecosystems: the sea and the dry forest. On the other hand, Lambayeque is located in a strategic location through which the products of the highlands and jungle of northern Peru pass. These particularities provide a diversity of inputs that allow us to have an exquisite menu of regional dishes, which stand out nationally and internationally. These Chefs will be in charge of this discovery of Lambayeque’s gastronomy.

We believe that the best way to learn about gastronomy is to discover it from the inside, and for this a first destination is a visit to the markets, as they are the meeting point of the people, which also in the case of Lambayeque allows to find inputs from the coast, highlands and even the jungle. Another aspect is to learn about the preparation techniques, many of which have an ancestral background, such as the preservation of fish through “salting” or “drying”. That is why, in this visit, we propose to know Lambayeque from its textures, flavors, smells and from the hand of its creators.